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Schedule - Nordic PGDay 2014

The Worst Day of Your Life

Date: 2014-03-20
Time: 09:15–10:05
Room: Hilton Stockholm
Level: Intermediate

It might be your mobile going off in the middle of the night, or an email, or someone pinging you on private IRC, but without warning, you get a message:

  • "The database server shut down, and we can't start it."
  • "We think the database is corrupt."
  • "We keep getting crashes."
  • And suddenly, it is the worst day of your life.

We'll talk about how you approach calamity:

  • Diagnosing data corruption problem.
  • Understanding PostgreSQL crashes.
  • Recovering data when you can't just roll back to a backup.
  • Problems you and fix, and problems you can't.
  • Great and desperate cures.

And, please do not forget:

  • Reporting critical problems back to the community.

The audience for this are PostgreSQL DBAs who are not developers themselves.


Christophe Pettus